(1957 - October 15, 2017) Canada
Composer, lyricist, librettist, actor
Cathy Elliott's career in the business of entertainment spans over 16 years. Her one woman musical, Moving Day was hand-picked by the Fringe's off shoot winter theatre festival, "The Next Stage Theatre Festival" along with 8 other plays this January.
She will be presenting it in yet another inaugural festival in Dartmouth: Eastern Front's SuperNova Festival. She recently travelled to Webequie with DareArts and created a week long pilot workshop project for high school students in remote Aboriginal schools. Much of her work highlighted the experiences and culture of First Nations communities.
There is a documentary (Road to Webequie) about her and the program in the works, which will be released for television in the next year. Her much loved Yukon musical, Fireweeds was presented in concert by ScriptLab last year.
Two of her songs are being published and released in a CD in volume 2 of "Field of Stars" a collection of Canadian Musical Theatre songs. She has been busy on stage as well: Hanna in "Spitfire Grill" (Grand Theatre), Leslie Arden's "Home For Christmas" (Talk is Free Theatre), Mrs. Potts "Beauty and the Beast" (Globe Theatre) Aunt Elizabeth "Emily" (Talk is Free) and of course, Sharon Sharpe "Moving Day" (Talk is Free) This summer she will be in the company of "Oil Rush" as the Poor Man's Wife (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia)